Ulsterbus 3549 (FXI 419) from the latest delivery of Mercedes-Benz diesel-engined Wright GB Hawk 40-seaters, in Portrush on December 18. It was operating the triangular service connecting its home base at Coleraine with Portstewart and Portrush. Its registration was first used on a 1985 Leyland Tiger and then on a 2006 Scania L94UB.



Delivery of the recent order for B40F-seated Wright GB Hawks began in December with 2534-6 (ROI 134, GXI 455/36) reported at Armagh, 2537/9 (GXI 437; YUI 399, ROI 129) at Downpatrick and 2549-52 (FXI 419/09, BYZ 2071/52) at Coleraine; 2539 was re-registered before entering service while 2541 is registered FXI 415. These vehicles are plated for 44 standees or 56 when tip-up seats are not in use.

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